[VHFcontesting] Beaconet

Tree tree at kkn.net
Thu Feb 13 11:04:40 EST 2003

On Thu, Feb 13, 2003 at 09:05:18AM -0500, w2fca at cs.com wrote:
> "John Isenberg" <ihi at frontiernet.net> wrote:
> >Ev,
> >I am not sure how your configuration prevents two signals on a band at one time. 
> >From the BeacoNet web page - 
> "As with most TNC's it will "hold off" transmitting if it believes that the frequency is in use.  Due to the close proximity of antennas in a Rover, it is quite likely that operation in the narrowband segment will "self-QRM" the CU2QSO transceiver, causing it to believe that the channel is in use; thereby holding off a transmission until after the narrowband transmission is completed.  Alternately, PTT circuits may be employed to assure that -- when another 2 meter transceiver is PTT'd -- the CU2QSO TNC is powered-off.  This will absolutely guarantee full compliance.  It is suggested that each Rover test their system against the first method before adding the complexity of the second method"

Hmm - maybe in a rover...  but as I understand it, this technology is now allowed
for home stations where this method of preventing more than one signal at a time
would not be sufficient.  

It would seem that this hasn't been really throught out for the home station.

Tree N6TR
tree at kkn.net

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